YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Receives $20.58 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Free Report) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.58.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup cut shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $20.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. The Goldman Sachs Group increased their target price on shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from $17.40 to $20.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. UBS Group raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $18.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. StockNews.com cut shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $10.50 to $22.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 21st.

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YPF Sociedad Anónima Stock Performance

Shares of YPF opened at $22.78 on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $20.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.34. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a fifty-two week low of $9.57 and a fifty-two week high of $24.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $2.00 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.95 by ($0.95). YPF Sociedad Anónima had a positive return on equity of 17.33% and a negative net margin of 7.58%. The business had revenue of $4.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.47 billion. As a group, research analysts forecast that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post 6.45 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Trading of YPF Sociedad Anónima

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YPF. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 93.5% in the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 16,056 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $197,000 after acquiring an additional 7,760 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 3.3% in the third quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 44,780 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $549,000 after acquiring an additional 1,414 shares during the period. Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 46.9% in the third quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 17,263 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $201,000 after acquiring an additional 5,509 shares during the period. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the third quarter worth $27,000. Finally, Helikon Investments Ltd increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 18.5% in the third quarter. Helikon Investments Ltd now owns 11,823,432 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $144,837,000 after acquiring an additional 1,845,105 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 10.08% of the company’s stock.

YPF Sociedad Anónima Company Profile

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YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, engages in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. Its upstream operations include the exploration, exploitation, and production of crude oil, and natural gas. The company's downstream operations include petrochemical production and crude oil refining; transportation and distribution refined and petrochemical products; commercialization of crude oil, petrochemical products, and specialties.

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